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Old 06-17-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
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Questions about dosing with kalkwasser

Ok I have a 60 gallon tank with live rock and fish now, im thinking of building a gravity operated siphon doser to use Mrs wages pickling lime.
after I get that built I will start getting corals. Im wondering should I build a 2.5 gallon doser or a 5 gallon doser? Also what other chemicals or additives should I be adding once it is up and running?
Can anyone tell me what to add or point me to a web site that tells me
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:01 PM   #2
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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I already know how to build one was wondering if it better to go 2.5 gln of 5 gln thought i read that it had to be fresh and not sit around for along time, also im not sure what other things i should add to my tank
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Old 06-18-2004, 02:04 AM   #4
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Those of you who drip kalkwasser, what else do you add to your tank?
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60 Galon Tank
(3) Maxi Jet 1200
Eheim 2213 filter
CPR Bak Pak Protein skimmer
Rena 200 watt heater
T-5 Ligihting
(2) 54 watt
(2) 36 watt
Water General RO+DI
(4) Homade Moonlights LED 470nm
87# Live Rock Gulf, Keys, Bali
80# Crushed Coral with Aragonite
(2) Percula Clownfish
(1) 3 Spot Domino Damselfish
(2) Yellowtail Damselfish
(2) Sargent Major Damselfish
(1) Choclate Chip Starfish
(3) Brittle Stars
Lots of Snails and Hermit Crabs (Not Identified)
(5) Crab (Not Identified)
(2) Black Urchin
(10) Dwarf Red tipped Hermit crabs
(7) Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs
(9) Mexican Turbo Snails
(3) Peppermint Shrimp
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Old 06-18-2004, 12:32 PM   #5
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i add iodine to my tanks but alot dont just kalk
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Old 06-18-2004, 12:36 PM   #6
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According to Dr. Ron, No one has ever proven that dosing iodine does any good.

I have an article by him that we are posting on our site today that details which parameters are important to maintain, and which ones are not so important. It also gives the ideal range for each. You can check that tomorrow or later today if your interested.

Also, we have an article on how to drip Kalk on the site as well. Its an excellent article written by Kip Peeler (I think is his last name). Very knowledgeable reefer..well worth the read.

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Old 06-18-2004, 12:56 PM   #7
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never had a prob adding two drop of loguls to my 90 every other night and was getting reg molts !! also xenias love it
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